As well as determining a persons health status through 1:1 consultations, sometimes indepth details of health conditions can only be detected through the use of functional testing. Specific tests enable us to screen for suboptimal health status whether it be identifying elevated homocysteine levels that could indicate potential risks of heart attacks and strokes , food sensitivities V food allergies, stress response tests allowing us to plot cortisol levels throughout the day which could indicate onset of adrenal fatigue. I use Digestive Stool analysis tests that allows me to assess a persons bowel health. I also use Full Thyroid screening tests that allows me to test not only TSH and T4 levels but also T3 and reverse T3 levels which may help identify specific thyroid dysfunction.
These tests are generally are not provided for you by your medical GP. I use a variety of laboratories based both in the UK and the USA. I will order the test for you. It will be sent directly to you where you can carry out the test. This test may be analysing your saliva, urine, hair or stool. If it is analysing your blood some GP’s may take the blood sample for you or you can locate a nearby Private medical establishment such as Bupa, Nuffield or Spire that will draw your blood sample for you for a small charge.
You will send the test off and then the results will come back to me where I will be able to analyse the results and devise a support program to address any issues the test has uncovered. The cost of the test will be dependent on which test is required but can range from £50-£600. All costs will be discussed in advance. These costs are additional to consulation and folow up costs. The tests are coded depending on substrate being tested – B=Blood, Sa = Saliva, U=urine, St=Stool Br = Breath VS = Vaginal Swab H – hair